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The cheapest times to fly from DCA to HOU are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DCA to HOU is early December. Prices can be as high as $1622 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $274 for Saturday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $275 to $546 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $310. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $915. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $605 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $348 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to HOU flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to HOU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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DCA to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to HOU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HOU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $110 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $353. Return trip prices are from the HOU to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to HOU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 10 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DCA to HOU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 3.88% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to AUS flights

Destination alternative #2: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 2.87% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See DCA to IAH flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DCA to HOU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1217 miles or 1959 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DCA to HOU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to HOU flight is about 3 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from DCA to HOU.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDCA
Origination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77

Return Airport

Destination codeHOU
Destination airport nameWilliam P Hobby Airport
CityHouston, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude29.6
Longitude-95.3

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DCA to HOU tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 1% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HOU heading for DCA about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 13 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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